EARTHQUAKE ANALYSIS OF LIQUID STORAGE TANKS.

Wing K Liu*, Dennis Lam, Ted Belytschko, Bak Wong

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Abstract

In the design of modern liquid storage tanks, it is of technical importance to examine their safety against earthquake damage. The methodologies used in design do not account for the major collapse mechanisms and reflect inadequate understanding of this complex fluid-structure system. To provide a better understanding of storage-tank-collapse, a cylindrical shell subject to vertical compression and a cylindrical tank subject to horizontal fluid load has been studied. Nonlinear finite element methods are used for the model, both large deflections and material nonlinearities are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
EditorsGary C. Hart, Richard B. Nelson
PublisherASCE
Pages226-232
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0872625265
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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